I Believed in Reverse Racism — Then I Moved to the Deep South

Jody Allard is a writer living in Seattle. She writes primarily about parenting, health and social justice. Desiree’s hand was outstretched, offering me the crumpled packet of Limon. I didn’t know what Limon was, but I saw other girls sneaking tastes of the powder when the nuns weren’t looking. I took the packet from Desiree, […]

Brits Fear Brexit More Than Syrians Fear Another Year of War

In 2016, five years into the Syrian war — when more than a quarter of a million people had already died and more than 11 million were displaced — Harriet Lamb, CEO of peace and conflict charity International Alert, visited a school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. In spite of the bloodshed and upheaval, she […]

Inflation in Venezuela hits 1,300,000%, opposition-led Congress claims

Venezuela’s National Assembly, an opposition-controlled legislative body, said annual inflation has reached 1,300,000 percent in November as the country struggles through its worst economic crisis ever. At the same time, the rate of monthly inflation has gradually decelerated during three months through November. According to the report by the National Assembly, the figure declined to […]

China’s crude oil imports jump to new record high in November

China’s crude oil imports averaged more than 10 million bpd for the first time ever in November, as they beat the previous record for highest crude imports set in October, according to Chinese customs data, as carried by Reuters. Chinese crude oil imports surged to an all-time high of 10.43 million bpd (barrels per day) […]

‘Leaping out of the grave’: Rare Iron Age chariot with horses is an ‘unparalleled’ find

Archaeologists have uncovered a “spectacular” Iron Age chariot, two horses, and man buried as though they were ready to take off, in an area in Yorkshire where a different chariot was discovered last year. The amazing discovery was found in an Iron Age grave in a building site in Pocklington by MAP Archaeological Practice. “This […]

She Disrupted Financial Services. Now It's on to South African Society

“What are we all going to do next?” The question took Magda Wierzycka — then CEO of African Harvest Fund Managers — by surprise. She was focused on fulfilling the majority shareholder’s wish to sell the business and “hadn’t given the future much thought.” “There are about six of us,” continued Niki Giles, the firm’s […]

Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers land in Venezuela after 10,000km transatlantic flight (VIDEO)

Venezuela has welcomed the arrival of Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers as an opportunity to demonstrate its resolve to defend the nation against possible foreign military intervention, with the help of “friends” if need be. Two Tu-160 strategic bombers made a gracious landing at Simón Bolívar International Airport on Monday where they were greeted by the […]

Red, white & blue dawn? US aerial drill simulates full-scale ‘forcible entry’ invasion

A “conga line” of over 10 transport aircrafts startled aviation fans during the US military’s annual “Joint Forcible Entry Exercise” in the skies of Nevada. Noticing the large line of C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft carriers prepared for take off at the Dyess Air Force base in Texas early Sunday morning, some aviation […]

Trade war counter attack? China slams Apple with iPhone sale ban over ‘patent violations’

Chinese courts have granted a preliminary injunction to US chip-maker Qualcomm which would effectively ban the majority of older iPhone models from sale in China, in a possible trade war counter attack. On the surface, the battle is between two major name tech companies, Apple and Qualcomm, who have been engaged in high-stakes legal battles […]

Ukraine is ‘constant problem to European Security’ – Greek alternate foreign minister

Kiev’s belligerent policies pose a “constant” security threat to Europe, Greece’s alternate foreign minister said, adding that the last thing Europe needs is another “hotspot of tension.” “It is true that Ukraine is a constant problem for the European Security System,” George Katrougalos told the Greek Kokkino radio broadcaster when asked to comment on the […]